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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A saltworks.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An area used for saltmaking, especially in the East Anglian fenlands.
  • n. A modern saltworks.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A building or place where salt is made by boiling or by evaporation; salt works.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A salt-works; a building in which salt is made by boiling or evaporation; more especially, a plot of retentive land, laid out in pools and walks, where the sea-water is admitted to be evaporated by the heat of the sun's rays.

Etymologies

Old English sealtærn : sealt, salt; see salt + ærn, house.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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